Ten iconic dresses worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales will go on the auction block, the New York Daily News reported on Feb. 21. One of the dresses included in the March 19 auction will be the one the Princess wore when she danced with John Travolta at a White House dinner in 1985.
The midnight blue gown, designed by Victor Edelstein, should sell for between $305,000 and $455,000 according to Kerry Taylor Auctions, which is handling the auction of the Princess of Wales gowns.
Among the dresses up for auction will be several Catherine Walker designs, including the beaded black velvet gown Diana wore for a 1997 Vanity Fair photo-shoot, as well as the sea green, sequined gown she wore for the State visit to Austria in 1989.
This collection of Princess Diana’s dresses was sold once before in New York in 1997, just months before her tragic death in a car crash in Paris. The Princess was 36-years-old when she died in a Paris hospital on August 31, 1997.
Kelly Taylor Auction expects each item in the “Fit for a Princess” collection to fetch between $35,000 and $350,000.
Other iconic dresses worn by the late Princess include velvet Bruce Oldfield dress worn for an official portrait in 1985, velvet Catherine Walker gown worn for a State visit to Brazil in 1991, and an emerald green velvet Victor Edelstein gown worn in 1985. Also included in the collection are a Zandra Rhodes cocktail dress worn to a London benefit in 1987 and a Catherine Walker evening gown worn for a State visit to India in 1992.